The Weapons of Our Warfare

The Believer’s Warfare – Part 2, The Weapons of Our Warfare.

As the Apostle Paul writes for the second time to the church that he founded in Corinth he
strives to correct their view of the Gospel as delivered by himself, an
apostle of Jesus Christ. He fights against their culturally skewed
understanding of his apostleship and therefore the message that he has
given them. He defends the truth against the enemies of Christ who take
the form of ministers of righteousness. This is where the battle lies
and with whom we must be engaged. This is “Spiritual Warfare!”

We stand or fall on our understanding of God’s Word. It is through our own culturally skewed understanding that we often misunderstand and misapply its truths. There is really no excuse for most of us in this matter.  As this same Apostle commanded the Colossians we too are to,  “Let the word of Christ dwell in [us] richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in [our] hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16  Most of us probably have to admit that we are not richly endowed with God’s Word. 

The Devil does his part to misdirect us as we make this journey, but that is not an excuse for our failure because God has given all that we need. As we saw last time, “We are not ignorant of his devices.”  If we are to prevail against Satan’s servants who distort God’s Word we need to study God’s Word and teach it to others. It has to be our greatest desire and our highest goal as Christians to communicate the Message of our God and Savior to each other and to the World. With such a high calling and commission we had better care enough to get it right! Though the world and even much of the Church will resist we have the promise of our God that we will prevail against our foe.

I pray that as you listen to the message that you are provoked to take your own responsibility for God’s truth more seriously.

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The Weapons of Our Warfare – 2 Corinthians 10:1-6
The Weapons of Our Warfare – 2 Corinthians 10:1-6

In Christ!

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